The latest articles, analysis and information on pig welfare practices to ethically raise healthy and profitable sows, hogs, gilts, boars and piglets from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include disease prevention and biosecurity, accurately diagnosing a sick pig, nutrition and current welfare standards.
General Mills has already committed to using only cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian operations by 2025. The company expanded that commitment recently, pledging to source only cage-free eggs in all of its operations worldwide by 2025.
The pig sector in Latin America is developing rapidly. The population is expanding fast, and thanks to the growing economy, Latin Americans have more to spend, which stimulates the consumption of pig meat.
Losses in the farrowing unit normally occur during the first seven days of life as piglets are born with nearly no immune protection. The intake of immunoglobulins out of colostrum therefore is of vital importance.
Pig farming and pork production is frequently misrepresented, but the industry can crush those myths with communication, said Janet Riley at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on February 1.